Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mind-blowing 500 year old map of Antarctica shows it was once ICE-FREE

By Rory McKeown
 MYSTERY: The Piri Reis map appears to show Antarctica as an ice-free region GETTY

Mystery has surrounded the Piri Reis map since it was compiled in 1513 by Turkish admiral Ahmed Muhiddin Piri.

The map, drawn on gazelle skin, remained intact until it was discovered in 1929 at the library in the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.

Experts analysed the diagram and realised it portrayed an accurate depiction of the world...

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